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Hamre, Bjørn; Axelsson, Thom; Ludvigsen, Kari – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This article explores the role of psychiatry in the sorting of schoolchildren in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden from 1920 to 1950. Whereas the role and rise of educational psychology and IQ-testing in the differentiation processes in schooling have been examined through earlier research, the role of psychiatry in the interprofessional collaboration…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Psychiatric Hospitals, Educational Psychology, Intelligence Tests
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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
This article discusses the transition from philosophy to psychology as the main source of inspiration for education during the mid-twentieth century in the Netherlands, situated between Germany in the east and the English-speaking world in the west. Claims have been made that educational theory in the Netherlands was dominated by German philosophy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Psychology, Educational Philosophy
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Ydesen, Christian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
This article reveals perspectives based on experiences from twentieth-century Danish educational history by outlining contemporary, test-based accountability regime characteristics and their implications for education policy. The article introduces one such characteristic, followed by an empirical analysis of the origins and impacts of test-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Testing, Accountability
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Brehony, Kevin J. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
This article considers the possibility that one of the defining characteristics of the New Education, as it related to children in their early years, was its epistemological break with rationalist forms of knowledge and its embrace of empiricism and positivism. It considers, briefly, social theories that identify a similar process at a societal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Statistics, Physiology
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Depaepe, Marc – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
Starting from the Belgian historiography about the Congo, the article raises the question of the nature of image formation in the mother country as regards the psychological characteristics and intellectual potential of the Congolese. Two domains of study may already provide information in this regard. First, the image of the psycho-pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Educational Psychology, Time Perspective